Preliminary Communications

Laser Iridotomy

Br Med J 1970; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5709.580 (Published 06 June 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;2:580
  1. E. S. Perkins

    Abstract

    A ruby laser has been used to produce a permeable lesion in the iris to establish a communication between the anterior and posterior chambers. In a preliminary study in nine patients the technique gave satisfactory results in the prophylactic treatment of four cases of incipient closed-angle glaucoma and of two cases of iris bombé following uveitis.

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